The Collapsing Empire

By | June 18, 2017
The Collapsing Empire Author John Scalzi
ISBN-10 076538888X
ISBN-13 9780765388889
Year 2017-03-21
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Tor Books
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John Scalzi is the most entertaining accessible writer working in SF today Joe Hill author of The FiremanOur universe is ruled by physics Faster than light travel is impossibleuntil the discovery of The Flow an extradimensional field available at certain points in space time which can take us to other planets around other stars Riding The Flow humanity spreads to innumerable other worlds Earth is forgotten A new empire arises the Interdependency based on the doctrine that no one human outpost can survive without the others Its a hedge against interstellar warand for the empires rulers a system of control The Flow is eternalbut its not static Just as a river changes course The Flow changes as well In rare cases entire worlds have been cut off from the rest of humanity When its discovered that the entire Flow is moving possibly separating all human worlds from one another forever three individualsa scientist a starship captain and the emperox of the Interdependencymust race against time to discover what if anything can be salvaged from an interstellar empire on the brink of collapse Fans of Game of Thrones and Dune will enjoy this bawdy brutal and brilliant political adventure Booklist on The Collapsing Empire Political plotting plenty of snark puzzle solving and a healthy dose of action Scalzi continues to be almost insufferably good at his brand of fun but think y sci fi adventure Kirkus Reviews on The Collapsing EmpireScalzi is one of the slickest writers that SF has ever produced The Wall Street Journal on The Human Division

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